If you are wondering whether or not you need to install a carbon monoxide detector in your home, the simple answer is yes! The reasons why are many. The team here at M&A HVAC Services, LLC want to share with our valued clients some important information, including the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, how detectors help keep both your family and home safe, and what CO detectors actually are.
Carbon Monoxide Risks – Carbon monoxide is often referred to as the silent killer because it is a gas that is odorless, tasteless and can cause deadly effects in just a matter of moments. A byproduct of the appliances in your home that burn fuel, CO can be produced by appliances that run on natural gas, coal, wood, oil and propane. Carbon monoxide can be released into the air by way of an improperly installed or malfunctioning fuel burning appliance, by running generators and or power tools of any type in your home or in the garage that is attached to your home or a fireplace chimney or flue that is blocked. In addition, CO can be released into the air as a result of back drafting and air pressure changes as well as a failed vent in your home. A quality carbon monoxide detector can help keep you and your family safe from these risks.
Detecting Carbon Monoxide in Your Home – Since CO has no odor or physical presence, it is impossible to smell it or see it. With that said, the only way to detect carbon monoxide is by way of installing a carbon monoxide detector in your home. If you notice that a family member is suffering from excessive fatigue, dizziness, headache or confusion of any type, be sure to get them medical attention immediately since carbon monoxide can quickly result in death. With all this said, it is critical that you equip your home with CO detectors in your efforts to protect and safeguard your family from carbon monoxide dangers.
Proper Installation and Use of Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Your Home – The team here at M&A HVAC Services want all our clients to understand that it is important to install more than one CO detector in your home depending upon the size of your home and how many levels you have. Be sure to properly install detectors on each level of your home, including the basement and especially in all the sleeping areas. You should install them at approximately 15 feet from any appliances that are fuel burning and ensure that there is nothing obstructing or covering the detectors at any time. Do not install them near to windows or doors and make certain to test them weekly to ensure that they are fully functional.
We hope you have found this blog informative and useful and want to advise our clients that if you prefer to have your carbon monoxide detectors professionally installed in your home, simply give a shout out to our team and schedule your appointment. Our highly skilled and experienced technicians are on hand to serve you and if you find you are in need of any cooling or heating products or services, remember we are the team for you.
Summer is coming to a close and fall will soon be upon us, so take time out to contact our team today for all your HVAC services, preventative maintenance and your carbon monoxide detector installations as well. We look forward to serving you and to providing you with the best HVAC services this side of Hendersonville and send along our wishes to all our clients and their families for a safe and healthy fall season ahead.